Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • Guns and Camo

    Guns and Camo. From the basic to the advanced, we will cover the world of firearms (and maybe the occasional slingshot and air rifle) in a manner that puts hunting and in-the-field practicality first. Editorial in the name of powder, steel, and ammo. Heck yeah.

  • The Duck Blog

    Realtree waterfowl editor Brian Lovett has been an obsessive duck and goose hunter for more than 30 years, chasing his passion on the Dakota prairies and the marshes and open water of his home state of Wisconsin. He's been a writer and editor in the outdoors industry since 1991.

  • The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

    Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.

  • Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

    There’s work to do after the trigger is pulled, but the cleaning and the cooking can be fun as the hunt itself. Timber 2 Table is where Realtree’s experts will teach you to skin a squirrel in 1 minute, cape a buck for the wall, grill a delectable wild turkey popper and so much more.

  • Turkey Blog with Steve Hickoff

    Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

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New Hampshire Spring Turkey Hunt Results

New Hampshire had a good spring turkey hunt in 2009, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Turkey Project Biologist Ted Walski. The final 2009 spring gobbler season harvest for the state was 4,056 turkeys. Of this total, the breakdown was: 2,609 adult toms, 1,435 jakes and 12 bearded...


Got Hunting Permission?

Now is the time to gain access to hunt those autumn turkey flocks. If possible, seek permission in the off-season. You are serious about your turkey hunting, but also safety-minded, right? Let landowners know that. Sell yourself in advance of hunting there. Maybe you can meet the landowner in street...


Near Record Indiana Spring Turkey Season

The 2009 spring season harvest was Indiana's second highest since modern-day turkey seasons began 40 years ago, exceeding the 2008 harvest by 789 birds. Of the approximately 59,000 hunters who pursued wild turkey in the state this spring, 12,993 were successful.


Adobe Lodge Report

“Who’d a thought you could even find a turkey during a dust storm with 40+ m.p.h winds?” Skipper Duncan said in his recent end-of-season report. “Here’s proof that even unfavorable weather can still produce results.” It’s been a handful of years since I sat around the fire ring at Skipper’s...


The Wild Turkey in Alabama

"The Wild Turkey in Alabama" is a new publication available from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF).


Photos and Videos?

Q. I am a huge hunting enthusiast and I am beginning to film more and more hunts. I'm sure you receive pictures all the time, but I have one from this year that is of my cousin's first turkey. We have land bordering the Missouri River in South Dakota and...


Good Eating

Eating well extends the turkey season . . . I love making use of the entire wild turkey. The following recipe can work as an entrée or an appetizer. First, soak 10 oz. of Hurst's “HamBeens” brand beans in a bowl of water overnight. To a stovetop lobster pot add...


Last ’09 Spring Gobbler Taken?

My buddy Dan had 40 minutes left in his Maine season. He couldn't hunt the next day, June 6, the LAST day, with family (two young kids and his wife Kate), and work obligations getting his attention. He had to get it done, right then and there. Sure enough, he'd...


Pennsylvania's Fall Turkey Hunting

Fall 2009 turkey seasons for Pennsylvania's Wildlife Management Units have been announced: WMUs 1A, 1B and 2A (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Oct. 31-Nov. 14; WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Oct. 31- Nov. 21; WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 4A and 4B – Oct. 31-Nov. 14;...


West Virginia Turkey Kill

Preliminary figures indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 9,485 bearded turkeys statewide during the recently completed 2009 spring gobbler season. This year's spring harvest is approximately four percent below the 9,929 birds taken in 2008. The top five counties in 2009 were Mason (422), Preston (378), Harrison (310), Upshur (296) and...


Sure-Bet, Last-Day Longbeards

Turkey hunters spend all spring season looking for that sure-bet gobbler. Then gametime arrives, and that longbeard has other ideas. Like being a longshot winner in a month-long race. New Hampshire's four-week spring turkey season ended at noon yesterday, May 31. Two days before, Friday May 29, my buddy Big...


Late-Roosting Turkeys

Q. This morning in Ontario where I live, we were out and set up well before daylight, close to where we thought some turkeys usually roosted. In the past few weeks the toms have always started gobbling about exactly at shooting light, which is a half hour before sunrise, and...


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